Flying from Zürich
All flights from Zürich depart from Zürich Airport (ZRH). Winner of the World Travel Award and the Business Traveler Award, Zürich Airport is a world-class facility, and is conveniently located about 11 kilometers from the city center.
Zürich Airport Information
Zürich Airport provides its visitors with every modern amenity and service. Should your vacation extend beyond Zürich, you can use the travel agencies located at the airport to plan the next leg of your journey. A variety of shops and restaurants are available to help you pass the time until your departure.
Getting to the Airport in Zürich
Several bus lines run between the airport and different points in the city. If you wish to catch a bus to Zürich Airport, first check with your hotel to see if they offer a complimentary shuttle. A taxi to Zürich Airport will take approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic. Ask at your hotel’s front desk for a reliable company, or contact the airport for information on their fleet of taxis. If you wish to take the train to Zürich Airport, the Swiss Federal Railways trains leave from the city center and take only 10-15 minutes.
Arriving in Barcelona
Charmingly eccentric and undeniably hip, Barcelona and its people defy convention. While its pleasant location along the temperate Costa Brava has inevitably drawn a great many international flights to Barcelona brimming with holiday visitors, Barcelona stubbornly retains its distinctive and intoxicating local flavor.
First Time in Barcelona
There is almost too much to do in Barcelona – it can be overwhelming. Tour the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) for a look into some evocative Spanish art, or take a day and relax on Barceloneta Beach.
Food lovers will find local fusion cuisine in Eixample as well as the Barri Gòtic. Families should purchase tickets to Barcelona’s Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo, a funicular-accessible amusement park at the summit of the city’s mountain overlook.
Making the Most of Your Barcelona Holiday
The region’s year-round mild climate means any time is a good time to travel to Barcelona, though beach-loungers may prefer the warmer summer months. To save money, travelers can easily find cheap hotels in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, if they don’t mind the exuberance of evening revelers. Be sure to book your tickets as far in advance as possible to ensure the best flight deals to Barcelona. Avoid airport queues with the convenient Web Check-In service.